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ravilobo
Flowing Fount of Yak Knowledge

India
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Posted - 03/16/2005 :  08:43:21  Show Profile
In oracle..
select initcap('abcd') from dual;
returns
Abcd

Do we have a similar function in SQL2K? How to achieve this...



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spirit1
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Posted - 03/16/2005 :  08:46:20  Show Profile  Visit spirit1's Homepage
no you must do
select upper(left(colName, 1)) + substring(colName, 2, len(colName)) as colName

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ravilobo
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Posted - 03/16/2005 :  08:51:46  Show Profile
OK.
Thanks for the code. As long as there is way to do it..its OK with me. Had seen the same function in foxpro...that is long back....

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spirit1
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Posted - 03/16/2005 :  08:53:56  Show Profile  Visit spirit1's Homepage
way long back...

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ravilobo
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Posted - 03/16/2005 :  08:57:13  Show Profile
Yep. ...loved foxpro..sort of created a big wave...that time.

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spirit1
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Posted - 03/16/2005 :  09:03:57  Show Profile  Visit spirit1's Homepage
i didn't. worked with it in 96... one of the first incarnations...
left it alone from then on

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Kristen
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 03/16/2005 :  09:24:34  Show Profile
Do you just want a single initial CAP? Or Were You Looking For Title Caps?

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ravilobo
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Posted - 03/16/2005 :  09:41:38  Show Profile
Just want a single initial cap....but would love to see a code which is doing title caps...

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Kristen
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Posted - 03/16/2005 :  10:43:10  Show Profile
Several examples on SQL Team ... which saves me a job!

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TG
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Posted - 03/16/2005 :  10:51:28  Show Profile
You Tease!

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Kristen
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Posted - 03/16/2005 :  11:10:16  Show Profile
"Several examples on SQL Team" is always a safe bet around these parts. If I'm wrong we'll just have to set it up as a Challenge!

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sql_cable_guy
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Posted - 05/09/2005 :  07:54:48  Show Profile  Visit sql_cable_guy's Homepage
hmm Title caps.. Have to think about that one
A previous response
select upper(left(colName, 1)) + substring(colName, 2, len(colName)) as colName
works with 'abcd'

This works with 'ABCD' or 'abcd' to give you initcap.

select upper(left(lower(colName), 1)) + substring(lower(colName), 2, len(colName)) as colName
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